Monday, January 18, 2016

12 Wild Facts About ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’

12 Wild Facts About ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ 


Deb said...

If Steve McQueen nixed BCATSK because of billing issues, I wonder how things were resolved when McQueen actually did star with Newman in THE TOWERING INFERNO.

Unknown said...

I think I read an article about that when the movie came out, but of course I've forgotten what it said. But Wikipedia has the answer: "McQueen, Newman, and William Holden all wanted top billing. Holden was refused, his long-term standing as a box office draw having been eclipsed by both McQueen and Newman. To provide dual top billing, the credits were arranged diagonally, with McQueen lower left and Newman upper right. Thus, each appeared to have "first" billing depending on whether the credit was read left-to-right or top-to-bottom,[3] the first of countless times in which billing would be displayed this way in films."